4.1201 Announcements: Invention; Biblio-software (2/62)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Tue, 2 Apr 91 20:58:49 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 1201. Tuesday, 2 Apr 1991.

(1) Date: Thu, 28 Mar 91 14:29 EST (40 lines)
From: MELANCON@umtlvr.bitnet
Subject: Invention

(2) Date: Sat, 30 Mar 91 20:26:02 -0500 (22 lines)
From: Darrell Duane <duane@xanth.cs.odu.edu>
Subject: Software for Bibliographies

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Date: Thu, 28 Mar 91 14:29 EST
From: MELANCON@umtlvr.bitnet
Subject: Invention


The most recent issue of ETUDES FRANCAISES (26/3, winter l990) has just
appeared, focussing on the meaning of invention in a number of different
areas : cultural theory, art, economics, music, science and literature.
What constitutes intellectual invention ? How do discoveries come into
being and integrate themselves into the established reservoir of
knowledge within the varying disciplines ? How does one move discourses
and disciplines, even monuments, from one place to another to give
meaning to the world and create the possibility for invention to come
about ? These are some of the questions raised in the current issue of
ETUDES FRANCAISES under the direction of Christie McDonald.

Table of contents : "Introduction" (Christie McDonald, Professor of
French, Universite de Montreal); "L'invention dans la pensee" (Judith
Schlanger, Professor of Philosophy and Literature, The Hebrew
University, Jerusalem); "Le mecanisme de l'invention dans l'elaboration
de la semiologie musicale" (Jean-Jacques Nattiez, Professor of
Musicology, Universite de Montreal), "De l'invention. Elements pour
l'histoire lexicologique et semantique d'un concept : XVIe-XXe siecles"
(Jacinthe Martel, French Department, Universite de Montreal);
"Inventions et innovations dans le monde des affaires et des sciences"
(Reuven Brenner, Professor of Economics, Universite de Montreal);
"Joseph Cornell : l'invention de la boite surrealiste" (Mary Ann Caws,
French, English and Comparative Literature, CUNY Graduate Center);
"Pourquoi Einstein inventa-t-il une theorie dont personne n'avait besoin
?" (Jean Le Tourneux, Department of Physics, Universite de Montreal);
"Penser l'invention" (Christie McDonald); "Le transport de l'obelisque
du Vatican" (Richard Hemphill, Assistant Curator, Prints Department, The
Museum of Fine Arts of Canada).

ETUDES FRANCAISES can be obtained from :
C.P. 444
Outremont (Quebec)
Canada H2V 4R6
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Date: Sat, 30 Mar 91 20:26:02 -0500
From: Darrell Duane <duane@xanth.cs.odu.edu>
Subject: Software for Bibliographies

I recently obtained a copy of the software Thesys. This program is
written in the WordPerfect macro language and essentially writes your
bibliographies for you based upon the information in the APA, MLA,
Turabian or U of Chicago handbooks. At the opening screen, Thesys asks
you for the style of bibliography to write, and then asks you which kind
of work to cite. Thesys then asks for the appropriate information such
as the author's name, copyright date, ect. & generates the citation.
The program will then alphabetize the citations for you.

Thesys also has a few other features such as an outline generator adn
quick commands such as spell check and single/double space. It will also
reformat the keyboard for 4 different languages(French, German, Spanish &
Italian). Thesys is available for around $30 and comes with full
documentation. For more info or to order call 1 800 THESYS7.

Darrell Duane